Enrolled Student Resources

Congratulations to our officially enrolled Summer Discovery students!

We can't wait to see you on-campus this summer.

We know many of our families are asking "What's next?", so we've gathered some resources for you to assist you with those final details. 

Please note, this page is for officially enrolled students who have locked in their program and courses with their enrollment deposit. If you need help completing this step or would like to join us for a future program, please email us at info@summerdiscovery.com and we'd be happy to assist you!

COVID Pre- Arrival Steps for Students

Please read the steps below in their entirety to help ensure a smooth check-in process and a safe and healthy summer while on campus! Want to download a quick and easy guide? Click here or the button below the steps!

1. All students must take a medically supervised COVID test prior to coming to campus. Medical supervision can be by telehealth, primary care, pharmacy, urgent care, or other medical service providers that can provide valid documentation. Tests must be negative for students to travel to campus. 

  • If you are taking a PCR test, it must be completed within 72 hours of arrival
  • If you are taking a Rapid test, it must be completed within 24 hours of arrival

2. Students should bring a printed copy of their negative COVID test results to campus and provide it at check-in.

3. Please bring masks. Mask wearing policies are determined in collaboration with each university and may change prior to, or during, the program.

  • Some students may choose to wear masks regardless of the policy. Please be respectful of individuals' choices.
  • All students may be required to wear masks in certain locations or buildings on campus.
  • Bringing 10 reusable or 2-3 disposable masks per day is recommended. 

4. It is strongly recommended that students bring 1 Rapid COVID test per week that they will be on campus. We will have nurses and testing supplies on campus but bringing 1 Rapid test per week you are on campus will allow for faster testing and being able to test during a non-business hour.

5. Be prepared for and compliant with symptomatic COVID testing during the program.

Download Your COVID Checklist

Making the Most of Your Experience

Our staff hosted webinars for enrolled students and families to help you make the most of your experience. Check out the recordings below!

Recorded Webinars:

Making the Most of Your Summer - Summer Discovery & SIG

Soft Skills, Self-Advocacy, and Gaining Independence this Summer

Tips and Tricks on Making New Friends, Packing, and Rooming

Making the Most of Your Experience

Parent Orientation Webinars

We know details are important when it comes to sending your student(s) to a summer program. For the next few weeks, we'll be hosting parent orientation webinars to give you all of the information you need about your student's specific campus and program. See the schedule below and check back often for updated dates and times. You should also receive email invites* to these sessions, so check your email!

*Please feel free to email clientservices@summerdiscovery.com if you need the link for your webinar resent to you.

Parent Orientation Webinars
UCLA (3 and 6 week programs)
UCLA (2 and 4 week programs)
UCSB (Academies only)
UT Austin
Michigan (all programs)
CU Boulder (Research and Academies)
Georgetown Jr.
NYU (all programs)
UC Berkeley
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022


Enrolled Student


1. Where do I complete my enrollment forms?

For all things forms, see our helpful guide below or download a copy here

2. How do I get information about group and suggested flights (booking, availability, etc.)?

All inquiries about group flights can be directed to flights@summerdiscovery.com 

3. When will I receive more information about campus arrival?

You will be emailed all program-specific details about one month prior to the start of your program.

4. How do I book ground transportation from my airport to the program? 

Ground transportation can be added through the transportation form in the forms portal.

5. What if I can’t make the designated arrival window for my program? 

We request that students do everything in their power to arrive during their arrival day for their program. Students are not permitted to arrive before the scheduled program start date. Trust us – we are just excited to meet you too – but we do not have space to house students in advance of the program's start date. If you have extenuating circumstances that may prevent you from arriving during your designated arrival day, please communicate with your Client Services Specialist. Don't know who your Client Services Specialist is? Email us at info@summerdiscovery.com and we'll get you connected.

6. Can I depart after my scheduled program departure day? 

Students must depart on their program departure day. Summer Discovery is not able to house or be responsible for students beyond the program end date, so please plan accordingly!

7. Will I need to mask at my program?

For all COVID-19 protocols and policies, please see our COVID-19 Updates page.

8. What do I need to pack?

We've developed recommended packing lists for both domestic and international students. To view each list, click the links below.

Domestic Program Packing List

International Program Packing List

Need Help With Enrollment Forms?

Check out the infographic below for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips


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